Category Archives for "Support"

Leading Gig Workers

Leading Gig Workers

In this gig economy, people work at many side jobs, short-term contracts and freelance jobs. The 2017 Intuit study on the on-demand economy predicts that 9.2 million Americans will choose on-demand jobs by 2021. Many successful, innovative businesses already employ remote workers and have managers leading gig workers; many more are slowly opting for them. […]

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Diversity and Inclusion: The Millennial Perspective

Diversity and Inclusion Young Workers

Up to this point, U.S. businesses and the government have defined diversity by factors like age, gender, race and disability. Millennials have an entirely different perspective on Diversity and Inclusion and for a good reason. Millennials are one of the most diverse populations the U.S. has experienced to date, so they aren’t impressed with diversity […]

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The Enneagram: Guided Leadership

Enneagram Guided Leadership

In part 1 of this series, we gave an overview of the Enneagram and the value it has for raising your self-awareness.  In their “Innovative Leadership Fieldbook,” Metcalf and Palmer suggest that “by enhancing self-awareness you can exercise more choice about your actions rather than engaging in patterns of thought, emotion, and behavior in an automatic, […]

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Leaders: Support Your People

Leadership Support

(Part One in a Four-Part Series) Leadership in today’s workplace looks very different when compared to the direction in previous generations. Current leadership thinking trends towards wide and low organizational charts that push power down to those employees who are closer to the problems and the customers experiencing them. This trend is becoming more popular […]

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Motivate Your Team by Leading With Empathy

Leadership Empathy

Many organizations are now looking beyond traditional strategies to manage their employees and are now leading with empathy. One of the skills in great demand is empathy–the ability to understand another person’s condition, thoughts and feelings from their viewpoint, rather than your own. Although empathy is now considered an essential skill for authentic, transformational, effective […]

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Three Vital (and Revealing!) Questions To Ask When Hiring A Remote Worker

A recent study covered by the Harvard Business Review demonstrated that taking on remote workers doesn’t just save businesses money – it can also lead to increased productivity and a happier workforce. With studies like this illuminating the benefits of remote workers, it’s no wonder that more and more companies are coming to rely on […]

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Are Your Millennials Ready To Be Business Leaders?

Plenty has been written about leading millennials, but now they’re in their 30s and assuming leadership positions. Older generations (Gen X & older) still think of millennials as the new kids on the block, but the reality is some of these “kids” are already managers and will play a major role in shaping the future […]

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Leadership, Stress, and the Mental Health of Your Workforce

When we talk about the mental health of your workforce, we have to include stress and the quality of leadership as factors in employee well-being. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health reports that the main causes of stress at work are are work-life balance issues (20 percent), job insecurity (6 percent), people issues (28 […]

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